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You might spend a minute just  gazing at the glory of a Dogwood blossom with water being blown about it in the birdbath.

This birdbath is at least 60 years old....

Breathe in, breathe OUT - s l o w l y !

Nancy

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Happy Birthday!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 29, 2018

POPS Pops 

and

BONNIE Bonnie 

HERE'S SOME CAKE (CHOCOLATE, OF COURSE!)

 AND

ICE CREAM

 

Kool & The Gang - Celebration - YouTube 

 

Celebrate!!!!

Enjoy your special day!

Nancy

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It's Raining

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 27, 2018

Dale's  touring

The bartender's pouring

 

If you are quitting smoking, sparkling water and cranberry juice is a good choice.  Alcohol and smoking just naturally go together.

.And a quit is a terrible thing to lose!

Nancy

 

(NOT a poet - you know it - but need to stretch to come up with yet another idea for my Friday blog!)

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Planned Down Time

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 26, 2018

"On Friday 4/27/2018 at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific we'll have a scheduled maintenance period that may last up to 6 hours on the EX Community. During this time the EX community will not be available.  We'll have our Chatzy room open during this time for EX Community members to converse. BecomeAnEX.org will still be available.

 

Mark and the EX Team"

 

It's not a bad idea to ask the elder of your choice for their private e-mail.  Hopefully you won't need to use it, but it's good insurance to have.  You might also save the link to the Chatzy Room http://www.chatzy.com/EXLiveChat.  I'd hate to see a quit lost in the wilderness!

Nancy

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 22, 2018

We who have quit have already reduced cigarette butt pollution and air pollution, but we can also stop using plastic straws:

 

plant a tree, start using cloth bags for groceries (maybe work to outlaw the plastic ones), and use a refillable water bottle.  I also use the sun to dry my clothes, and grow plants that are butterfly and bee supportive.

What ways are YOU improving the environment?

Happy Earth Day! 

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Hand in Hand

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 20, 2018

Drinking and smoking go hand in hand.

Drinking while quitting smoking can lead to a bad decision.  Drinking alcohol lessens your ability to think clearly enough sometimes to accept that  there is no such thing as "just one."

Please don't chance it.

A quit is a terrible thing to lose.

Nancy

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It's Monday

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 16, 2018

                                          

Remember, though, that smoking will not do one thing to make it better.

Just get through it the best you can.  Smoking is NOT required!

Nancy

 

Please don't drink alcohol early in your quit.

 

"Nancy is right, I, for one lost a nice 6 months quit because drinking makes you think you have everything under control, (yeah right), and I thought "how would just one going to hurt?"  It took another 15 years of smoking before I collected the courage to quit!!"

 

A quit is a terrible thing to lose!

 

Nancy

 

 

 

 

and lied to, and unduly influenced - Big Tobacco encouraged us to become addicts. It was been proven to be criminal   Those of us who remember these ads should not feel ashamed or guilty.  We were fed this cr@p nonstop!

                                                     

                                                                                       

                                       

                                                    

 

                                                        

 

But WE who have quit are thumbing our noses at them!  Good for US!

If you are just starting out, I hope you will join us thumbers!

Nancy

"Love and marriage, love and marriage
They go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you, brother
You can't have one without the other
Love and marriage, love and marriage
It's an institute you can't disparage
Ask the local gentry
And they will say it's elementary
Try, try, try to separate them
It's an illusion
Try, try, try, and you will only come
To this conclusion..."

And so do drinking and smoking.  If you are quitting smoking, it's just not a good idea to tempt fate and drink alcohol.  You don't know at what point you might start to think, "oh, just one won;t hurt" and then find out differently.
A quit is a terrible thing to lose.
Nancy

If I could do this so can YOU AnnetteMM and YOU MichelleDiane and YOU.Awwitsjen, and YOU ingenuenlove, and YOU Opidfght and YOU DLHaffner!

I see all of you through my Magic Mirror!

                                         

(for the youngsters among us, this is Miss Nancy from Romper Room - a TV show from the 50's.  She would look through her mirror and announce names of children she could :see" and you always hoped she would say YOUR name)

 

When I first quit I was scared to death, my digestion was screwed up, my moods were all over the place, I was uncomfortable in my own skin, there were days I had to quit a minute at a time.   It wasn't easy – but it WAS doable. You just have to get through it.  Trust me - the freedom is worth all you must go through to achieve it.

 

You will never be sorry you quit smoking; you will be sorry if you don't

 

Nancy

The number after 2099 is NOT 3000 - but 2100.  I have been announcing an incorrect number of days (and feeling very embarrassed!).

Carry on - nothing to see here!

:-)

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I Am SO Sorry!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 1, 2018

I tried to resist; I really TRIED.  I will be back when I have dealt with my shame and disappointment.

 

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Happy Easter!

Nancy

 

 

 

 

(April Fool!)